1966 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe  Chassis no. 194376S126054 Engine no. TBC

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1966 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe
Registration no. Not UK Registered Chassis no. 194376S126054 Engine no. TBC

£ 20,000 - 30,000
US$ 27,000 - 40,000
To be sold without reserve
Amended
1966 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe
Registration no. Not UK Registered
Chassis no. 194376S126054
Engine no. TBC
Odometer reading: 89,066
MOT: Exempt


*Iconic American sports car
*327ci (54.-litre) V8 engine
*Present ownership since 2005


To say that the Sting Ray's arrival caused a sensation would be grossly understating its impact on the North American sports car market. Indeed, such was its runaway success that the St Louis factory hired a second shift but still could not build cars fast enough to meet demand. Styled in General Motors' Art and Colour Studio under Bill Mitchell, the new Corvette featured radical styling pioneered on Mitchell's successful Stingray sports-racer, and for the first time there was a Gran Turismo coupé in the range. Beneath the skin was an all-new ladder-frame chassis with independent rear suspension, the adoption of which significantly lowered the centre of gravity, improving both roadholding and ride. Power was supplied by a 327ci (5.4-litre) V8 available in a variety of states of tune. Now recognised as representing a 'Golden Age' for the Corvette, the Sting Ray was manufactured from 1963 to 1967 and has gone on to become a highly collectible modern classic.
This automatic transmission coupé comes with a history file containing various licensing documents charting its ownership in Buena Park, California (1976-1982); Huntington Beach, California (1986-1987); Tucson, Arizona (1989-1993); and Black Canyon City, Arizona (2004). The most recent such document is an Ohio Certificate of Title issued in 2005. The current vendor purchased the car from Pro-Team Corvette Sales Inc of Napoleon, Ohio on 10th November 2005. A copy of he sales agreement is on file and the Corvette also comes with an original 1966 Corvette Owner's Guide; numerous invoices for parts; and an old California license plate (black).
This Sting Ray has been on static display for a number of years and as such will require recommissioning prior to road use. Please also note this Lot is subject to UK import tax at the reduced rate of 5% if it is to remain in the UK.

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1966 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe  Chassis no. 194376S126054 Engine no. TBC
1966 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe  Chassis no. 194376S126054 Engine no. TBC
1966 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe  Chassis no. 194376S126054 Engine no. TBC
1966 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe  Chassis no. 194376S126054 Engine no. TBC
1966 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe  Chassis no. 194376S126054 Engine no. TBC
1966 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe  Chassis no. 194376S126054 Engine no. TBC
1966 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe  Chassis no. 194376S126054 Engine no. TBC
1966 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe  Chassis no. 194376S126054 Engine no. TBC
1966 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe  Chassis no. 194376S126054 Engine no. TBC
1966 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe  Chassis no. 194376S126054 Engine no. TBC
1966 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe  Chassis no. 194376S126054 Engine no. TBC
1966 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe  Chassis no. 194376S126054 Engine no. TBC
1966 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe  Chassis no. 194376S126054 Engine no. TBC
1966 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe  Chassis no. 194376S126054 Engine no. TBC
1966 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe  Chassis no. 194376S126054 Engine no. TBC
1966 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe  Chassis no. 194376S126054 Engine no. TBC
1966 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe  Chassis no. 194376S126054 Engine no. TBC
1966 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe  Chassis no. 194376S126054 Engine no. TBC
1966 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe  Chassis no. 194376S126054 Engine no. TBC
1966 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe  Chassis no. 194376S126054 Engine no. TBC
1966 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe  Chassis no. 194376S126054 Engine no. TBC
1966 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe  Chassis no. 194376S126054 Engine no. TBC
1966 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe  Chassis no. 194376S126054 Engine no. TBC
1966 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe  Chassis no. 194376S126054 Engine no. TBC
1966 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe  Chassis no. 194376S126054 Engine no. TBC
1966 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe  Chassis no. 194376S126054 Engine no. TBC
1966 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe  Chassis no. 194376S126054 Engine no. TBC
1966 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe  Chassis no. 194376S126054 Engine no. TBC
1966 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe  Chassis no. 194376S126054 Engine no. TBC
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